Responsible Gaming Code of Practice
Gaming or Gambling is commonly used to refer to activities which involve wagering, odds and
prize. While it is considered an enjoyable form of entertainment, gaming can have negative
impact to the player and his family and community when done in excess.
PAGCOR, the Philippine government arm that regulates authorized gaming establishments around the
country, expects gaming services provided by its Licensees to be delivered in a responsible
manner. This Code of Practice sets out rules and guidelines on Responsible Gaming that will be
adopted by all PAGCOR-operated and licensed entities in authorized gaming establishments, in
order to minimize potential harm to the individual players and the community, to prevent
gambling addiction and to prohibit underage gambling.
Though the principles are intended to apply to all gaming operators, the method of implementing
this Code will vary according to the form of gaming. The Rules defined herein are based on
present best global practices.They must be complied with as minimum standards. Manuals for
different forms of gaming shall have specific implementing guidelines. As best global practice
is constantly evolving and changing in the light of updates in research, technology and business
practices, this Code of Practice and the different Manuals will be subject to regular review and
Terms And Conditions
Pagcor Games and Amusements Board (PGAB) regulates and supervises professional sports and allied
activities to combat and prevent the existence and proliferation of illegal bookie joints and
other forms of organized illegal gambling connected with all play-for-pay sports and amusement
PGAB shall exercise supervision and regulation over the operation and conduct of the mentioned
professional sports and casino their activities in order to promote and maintain orderly, honest
and fair conduct of games; provide protection to the betting public and patrons, practicing
licensees in the professional sport concerned; and make professional sports activities a stable
base for revenue generation.
In line with the goals and objectives envisioned behind its establishment and pursuant to its
various mandates, the PGAB is provided with complete power and authority to perform the duties
and responsibilities inherent in the work aspects cited hereunder.
The PGAB is empowered to fully implement and enforce laws, rules and regulations governing the
conduct of all professional sports and games locally and the activities of professional
athletes, game officials and officiating sports personnel.
Professional Licensing & Supervision
The PGAB issues and grants, upon application and after full compliance with all requirements
therefore, license to professional sports practitioners and monitor their performances and
activities to obviate any infraction of the terms and conditions of such licenses.
This Board formulates, adopts and promulgates rules, regulations, guidelines and policies to
govern the conduct of professional sports and Casino games and activities and responsibilities
of professional athletes.
The PGAB may initiate, undertake, hear and decide any investigation for any violation of its
rules and regulations concerning professional sports and Casino games and, in connection
therewith, may issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum.
For various legal or commercial reasons, we do not permit accounts to be opened by, or used
from, customers based in certain jurisdictions, including the United States of America and its
territories and France, Afghanistan, Belgium, Brunei, Iran, Myanmar, Zimbabwe. Contact customer
service support team for full list. This list of jurisdictions may be changed by us from time to
time with or without notice. You agree that you shall not open an account, nor attempt to use
your account, if you are based in any of these jurisdictions.